How good is research really? Measuring the citation impact of publications with percentiles increases correct assessments and fair comparisons

EMBO Rep. 2013 Mar 1;14(3):226-30. doi: 10.1038/embor.2013.9. Epub 2012 Feb 12.


Bibliometrics increasingly determine the allocation of jobs and funding in science. Bibliometricians must therefore develop and adopt reliable measures of quality that truly reflect a scientist's contribution to his or her field.

MeSH terms

  • Biomedical Research / standards*
  • Journal Impact Factor*
  • Periodicals as Topic / standards*